Single Successes

Posted on | August 5, 2011 | 7 Comments

This was my last full week of being married to my Ex.  This time next week, I will be sitting in a court room, waiting for the the judge to hear evidence and grant me an uncontested divorce.  I will walk out of that courtroom onto the gorgeous streets of downtown Savannah and I will go straight to brunch with a friend or two. And I will try not to cry.  And then I will go to my favorite salon and have my hair clipped and colored until I emerge different… in every way.

So for today, and probably for next week, too, my success is merely survival.  I am still breathing.  I am still getting up and going to work.  I am here.

And that’s a big deal for me these days.

But I would really love to hear what you’ve been up to… what you did this week that made you feel like a superhero or just less of a failure. 

Link up your blog below, preferably one that actually discusses what you succeeded at this week so I can give out some virtual high fives!



7 Responses to “Single Successes”

  1. Laura
    August 5th, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    Hey – I popped on over from Twitter and wanted to let you know that I’ll be thinking of you.

    I totally wrote a blog post that talks about one of my successes this week, so I might just link up. I really hope your week comes with some awesome positivity for you too!

  2. R's Mom
    August 5th, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    I’m sorry that you are having a rough week. This comment is really a comment for this, and your last few posts — I’ve been at off-site meetings all week and haven’t had much computer time. I know that nothing I can say will make things any better, but I am thinking of you and sending you some virtual hugs and moral support. Hang in there.

  3. Andrea @paralegalmom
    August 5th, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    Know that you’ve been in my thoughts and will continue to be. Sometimes, survival is the best success there is.

    We have had a few minor successes this week; linked up above!

  4. Dre
    August 5th, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    I wish I had a blog to link to, but I have not gotten to be that good at juggling to maintain a blog. Soon… But this Tuesday, I managed to put up with some serious undeserved hostility from the head partner all day, then go home to a trashed house (courtesy of my MIL having her family over while watching our boys), then take both boys to the pediatrician to check out the little one who was running a fever. From 6:20 until 8:20 p.m. I sat in a small, hot, room trying to keep a 4 year old and a sick 2 year old occupied. The result? Ear infection and strep throat.

    Then a race to the pharmacy before it closed, and THEN I had to feed them dinner (because MIL only gave them a snack) and bathe them (two hours crawling around a pediatrician’s office merited a bath). After everyone was asleep at 10 p.m., it was time for me to fire up the laptop and get back to work.

    I am proud of not losing my mind that day. And I am proud of you for handling this rough patch with such dignity, no matter how you feel you are handling it. Hugs.

  5. krlr
    August 5th, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    We have COMPLETELY different issues but I just had my first special needs specific blogging-world to real life play date. Dude, I am super reserved and awkward in person. This was a BIG deal for me!

    But yeah for you, planning bruch & salon time thereafter! Virtual hugs this week.

  6. Lisa
    August 5th, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    Tough week for you, but you are getting through it. You can do it. And you should do something nice for yourself next week, like a good meal with a friend or a good book or a new makeup.

    My accomplishment of the week: I made 8 curtains (one set for my bedroom, one set for my dining room). And I don’t sew. And I have 3 kids under 6 so it pretty much sucked every single available spare minute this week. But I think it was a decent accomplishment 🙂

  7. Law Momma
    August 6th, 2011 @ 6:06 am

    Holy Cow, Lisa!!! How on earth did you find the time to do that?!?! I’m in awe. You rock.

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